Posted on June 25, 2012 at 11:01 AM
SAN ANTONIO -- It was a lesson on the conjunction "can't": I "can't" do this or that -We've all said it whether we wanted to or not for whatever reason.
Trevor Bunch, however, loves that conjunction: can't.
Trevor is as athletic as they come.
"I ran a lot before. I power-lifted. Power-lifting is probably my main focus but I'm coming out here just to have fun and compete. I love the spirit of competition," said Bunch.
At this point it may sound predictable - almost ho-hum: an athletic guy who loves to compete.
But this is different.
Trevor is climbing a rock wall at the Texas Ski Ranch at Saturday's Extremity Games - but Trevor is missing his legs.
"I actually was born without shins. I didn't have anything below my knee when I was born. I had some bones in one of my feet but nothing worthwhile. So I made the decision to have it amputated...or, rather, my parents did," adds Bunch.
Trevor flew in to South Central Texas from St. Louis, Missouri to compete. It's his first Extremity Game.
"It's just always been an inherent drive that I've had just to keep pushing myself, keep pushing the limits of what people say I can't do and just breaking down those walls," says Bunch.
In this case, he is climbing one - flanked by those who tell him he can versus the latter.
But don't ever tell him he can't.
"It is what it is, and it's a fact of life and you got to live with it. So accept it and keep pushing forward," says Bunch.